OLA offers our members numerous professional development opportunities and supports learning skills and knowledge in the library field. Opportunities to volunteer with the association build both your personal skills and offer the opportunity to learn and share new learned skills with your current work place. Volunteering and attending OLA events gives you the opportunity to network and build connections with people in the field from across the province. Check out our Career resources below, explore our Student and Recent Graduates page, or get in touch with us directly to learn more.
The Partnership is Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations representing more than 7,500 library workers from across the county.
The Partnership meets twice a year to collaborate and develop programs and services for the benefit of their members.
The Partnership Job Board
The Partnership Job Board lists positions available to library and information personnel from coast to coast to coast. The Job Board was developed and is managed by the British Columbia Library Association to support members of The Partnership, Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations.
Visit The Partnership Job Board to browse job listings.
OLA is proud to host the Education Institute, a continuing education program for library information workers developed by The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada. Check out our upcoming webinars and online courses, catch up on our past session recordings, or submit a session proposal at the Education Institute website.
Education Institute webinars can be counted as credits towards your Continuing Education Certificate.
Continuing Education Credits
Time to brush up on some core skills? Looking to expand your areas of expertise? Check out the online professional development courses and sessions from the Education Institute or get to work on your Continuing Education Certificate.
The Ontario Library Association Mentoring Committee works hard to offer numerous different programs and services to the OLA members.
They strive to link working professionals with students, new graduates and other library staff interested in a career in libraries and related fields through the mentoring matching program, they run the career services area and programs on site at the OLA Super Conference, as well as provide other tips and helpful links for you along your career path on their site.
Visit the OLA Mentoring Committtee web site to find out more about the committee and the programs/services they offer.
The OLA MentorMatch program strives to link working library staff with students, new graduates and other library staff interested in a career in libraries and related fields. Mentoring involves one person providing support and guidance to another, helping them manage their own learning and development. Mentoring is a relationship rather than a management activity, providing a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to learn. The mentoring relationship has rewards for both partners. Find out more about MentorMatch here .